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By semester: Students who achieve a semester grade-point average of at least 3.750 with a minimum of 12 credits included in the GPA calculation earn honors at the end of the semester. Courses taken at Brown through cross-registration must be taken with the A, B, C letter grade system in order for these credits to apply toward the minimum of 12 required for consideration for semester honors.
Semester honors are based on grades recorded with the Registrar’s Office at the end of each semester or as close thereto as practicable. When honors are calculated, students with one or more incomplete grades for the term will not be eligible for term honors. Semester honors are recognized by a letter from the Vice Provost who chairs the Academic Standing Committee.
Upon graduation: College graduation honors are conferred on a student who has a cumulative GPA of 3.750 or higher on the day of commencement. Honors will NOT be awarded to a student whose GPA rises to 3.750 or higher after their official commencement date due to a grade change or completion of additional work.